On the last Saturday of June Helsinki sparkles with colours. For over ten years, that’s when people have gathered to march together at the Pride Parade to celebrate equality and human rights. (See our slideshow of the parade.)
Who do you think deserves the next edition of the Finland-based International Gender Equality Prize?
Do you know of someone who builds and defends equality? From October 25 to December 31, 2018, you can nominate a candidate for the next International Gender Equality Prize, a biennial award presented in Tampere, Finland.
Best place in the world to be a mother
Source: Save the Children
Finland awards the International Gender Equality Prize, the first high-profile prize of its kind in the world, to someone who has advanced equality among genders. Rather than collecting the prize money, that person selects a cause to receive a major contribution.
in the world in gender equality
Source: Global Gender Gap Report
Miina Sillanpää rose from poverty to become one of the first women in the Finnish Parliament and an influential social advocate who helped the cause of women, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Finnish flags fly on October 1 in memory of her contributions.
Scandinavia House in New York formed the starting point for a show of four Finnish painters, all of them women, whose careers coincided with cultural and political transformations. The paintings later continued to Stockholm, and subsequently returned to Helsinki as part of a larger exhibition.